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Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Wellness is a multidimensional process of achieving a healthy balance throughout one’s lifetime. SCU’s Wellness Model has eight dimensions of wellness and was created as a guide to help enhance our SCU community's pursuit of a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Each of the eight dimensions is presented by an icon that will assist individuals in understanding how programs and events will help enhance their wellness.

Our commitment to wellbeing stems from "Cura Personalis"—the Jesuit value of "Care of the Whole Person." Whether you want to find resources to help you deepen in a particular practice of self-care, a mentor to talk with individually, or events that help you connect with other Broncos, there are so many resources available for you! Explore each aspect of the Wellness Wheel to connect and thrive.


Intellectual wellness refers to active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities. It is important to gain and maintain intellectual wellness because it expands knowledge and skills in order to live a stimulating, successful life.


Emotional wellness involves understanding one’s self and adequately facing the challenges life brings. Being willing to get help when we need it is a large component of emotional wellness, and it inspires a path to self-care, relaxation, stress reduction, and the development of inner strength.


Physical wellness promotes proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning. There are many elements of physical wellness that all must be cared for together. Overall physical wellness encourages the balance of physical activity, nutrition, and mental well-being to keep your body in top condition.


Social wellness refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others. Our relationships can offer support during difficult times. Social wellness involves building healthy, nurturing and supportive relationships as well as fostering a genuine connection with those around you.


Environmental wellness is an awareness of the interdependent relationships between people, plants, animals, and the other systems of the earth. Mindful of the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment, maintaining a way of life that maximizes harmony with the earth and minimizes harm to the environment.


Occupational wellness is the potential to attain equilibrium between work and leisure time, handling work place stress and making good relationships with coworkers. Occupational work must be related to your interest and which gives you capability to show your talent, skills and unique gifts and capability.


Whether you are religious or not, your spirit matters! Being spiritually healthy expands your interior freedom. Cultivating gratitude, generosity and resiliency will help you navigate any circumstance life brings your way. Deepen your own spiritual practice, and connect with community.


Financial wellness is defined as “effectively managing your economic life”. “Well-being is defined as having financial security and financial freedom of choice, in the present and in the future”